Call for Proposals

The University of North Texas Digital Scholarship Co-Operative invites proposals for Digital Frontiers 2013, a conference that brings together the users and builders of digital resources for research and education.

Digital libraries provide unprecedented access to materials, and this has dramatically expanded the possibilities of primary source research in the humanities and related fields.

We seek submissions of individual papers, fully-constituted panels, birds-of-a-feather discussions, hands-on tutorials, or posters--all based on the use of digital archives, social media, and digital tools for humanities research.

We encourage contributions from anyone who creates or uses digital collections, including scholars, educators, genealogists, archivists, technologists, librarians, and students. The goals of this conference are to bring a broad community of users together to share their work across disciplinary and administrative boundaries, and to explore the value and impact that digital resources have on education and research.

Possible Topics

  • Specific ways digital libraries have changed the state of research
  • Digital tools and methods for conducting research
  • Using digital collections in the classroom
  • Using digital libraries for research on any humanities topic

Proposal Types

Digital Frontiers is accepting proposals for:

  • Individual papers
  • Panels or Roundtables
  • Birds-of-a-Feather Discussions
  • Hands-on Tutorials & Workshops
  • Posters (36” x 48”)

Deadline

April 30, 2013

Individual Papers

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length; proposals for fully constituted panels or roundtables should include abstracts for each presentation.

Panels

Toward achieving the conference goals, we encourage panels to be organized to represent a range of professional backgrounds and experience.  Proposals that include diverse perspectives (i.e. faculty, students, community members, and/or archivists) will be given preference over homogenous panels. We also encourage alternative panel formats (pecha kucha, lightning talks followed by small group discussions, fishbowls, or others) that will facilitate dialogue and enlarge participation.

Please submit one 100-word abstract for the overarching panel theme, along with 250-word abstracts for each paper.

Posters

Project updates or preliminary research can be presented as an academic poster. Proposals should be in the form of an abstract of 250 words describing the topic to be presented. Please do not submit the final poster! Further guidelines and specifications will be provided upon acceptance.

Birds-of-a-Feather Briefs

Birds-of-a-feather sessions are networking opportunities in which presenters will lead an informal discussion about a chosen topic for fellow practitioners. Proposals should be in the form of an abstract of 250 words describing the topic to be discussed.

Hands-On Tutorials

Share your knowledge about a research tool, software, or methodology. In 250 words, explain what kind of tutorial you plan to provide and how this tutorial is intended to benefit the audience. 

Submissions

  • E-mail proposals or inquiries to digitalfrontiers@unt.edu
  • With all submissions, please include a brief professional bio (100 words or less – do not send CVs) and specify any A/V or other technical needs with your proposal.

Conference Deadlines

  • May 10, 2013: proposals due - DEADLINE EXTENDED!
  • June 1-7, 2013: notification of acceptance
  • September 19-21, 2013: Conference & Workshops